What Are The Health Benefits Of Ginger Tea?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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What are the health benefits of ginger tea? People use the ingredients in ginger to treat coughs and the flu. Ginger is used as a spice and medicinal plant to help treat all types of health ailments. There have been some research studies that has showed that a daily dose of 2 to 6 grams of ginger can help protect against heart disease.

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Ginger can potentially help with:

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Help prevent heart attacks.
  • Help prevent blood clots.
  • Relieving heart burn
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Improve blood circulation.

There have been some research studies that have showed that ginger can help manage weight.

  • It can help control your appetite.
  • Increasing thermogenesis which helps to burn fat.
  • Inhibit fat storage.
  • Inhibit fat absorption.

Ginger can help relieve inflammation:

  • It has been used to treat inflammation for centuries and there are research studies that validate this. There are some research studies that have showed it can relieve pain for osteoarthritis in the knee.
  • There are research studies that have showed it can alleviate menstrual cramps if you take it at the start of your period.

Ginger has shown in research studies to provide against age associated decline of brain functions in animal studies.

The FDA recommends to safely consume about 4 grams of ginger daily. And it is recognized as safe for pregnant women or women that are breastfeeding.  Most research studies recommend that a safe amount of ginger is about 1000 mg of fresh ginger.

Some of the most common side effects from drinking ginger tea is bloating, heartburn, gas, reflux, etc. Some research studies have showed that drinking ginger can potentially lower your blood pressure and have a blood thinning effect.

Here is the easiest way to make homemade ginger:

  • Have 2 cups of water and have 4 to 6 slices of peeled and raw ginger. Add juice from lime or lemon or add honey or sweetener. You will have a medium pot with 2 cups of water and place ginger slices in the water and simmer it to a boil. And then serve this in a mug or cup.

The reason why ginger is so popular is because it has a lot of health benefits. And it is has a lot of potential antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and heart protective effects.

There was a study in 92 women that found that ginger was more effective than a standard drug at preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting caused by general anesthesia.

“There have been some research studies that has showed that a daily dose of 2 to 6 grams of ginger can help protect against heart disease.” Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

The Bottom Line is ginger tea is a beverage that provides a lot of health benefits, and it is easy and simple to prepare.

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